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CHP condemns gov’t for blocking municipalities’ COVID-19 donation campaign 

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy chair Seyit Torun has lambasted a decision by the Interior Ministry to block CHP-run municipalities' donation campaigns to help those hit hardest by the economic consequences of the novel coronavirus outbreak.  

Greek political leaders and businesses amid the pandemic

In a highly symbolic gesture, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Monday made it known that she will be donating half her salary for the next couple of months to a special state fund created to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. It was a sign of solidarity at a time when the country, and the rest of the world, are waging a battle against Covid-19.

Political leaders and businesses amid the pandemic

In a highly symbolic gesture, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou yesterday made it known that she will be donating half her salary for the next couple of months to a special state fund created to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. It was a sign of solidarity at a time when the country, and the rest of the world, are waging a battle against Covid-19.

PM calls on ND MPs, ministers to put half their salaries in Covid-19 fund

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday called on MPs of his ruling New Democracy party as well as ministers and deputy ministers to donate half their salary for next two months to a special fund to bolster the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Politicians must be "in the front line of solidarity," Mitsotakis said. 

CHP leader confident Turkey will overcome COVID-19 with solidarity 

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader has expressed his belief that Turkey will overcome the ongoing coronavirus threat under the guidance of science and wisdom and by showing strong social solidarity, in a letter conveyed to the leaders of all political party leaders. 

Social Democracy: What’s Left in Central Europe?

SMER-SD gave way to a four-party, mostly right-wing coalition led by populist Ivo Matovic's OLANO, which more than doubled its vote from 11 per cent to 25 per cent — well ahead of SMER-SD's 18 per cent — with a vague programme almost entirely devoted to dismantling what Matovic claims is a system of corruption built by former premier Robert Fico. 

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